Dietary Guidelines Reaffirm the Health of Lean Beef

ncba-200The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have released the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. They have reaffirmed the role of lean beef in a healthy diet and confirm that Americans are, on average, consuming lean meat in daily amounts that are consistent with the recommendations for protein foods, according the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).

Dr. Richard Thorpe, a physician and Texas cattle producer, said he is pleased the guidelines recognize all the strong science that supports the many Americans who are looking to build a healthful diet with lean beef.

“As a physician, I see an opportunity to improve the health of Americans in all age categories by choosing nutrient rich protein foods, like lean beef, more often and by pairing them with more vegetables, fruits and whole grains,” said Thorpe.

Listen to the complete release from NCBA here: NCBA Dietary Guidelines Broadcast